At a recent 'women in parliament' event, I was surprised to learn that there are more male MPs in the current UK parliament than there have been women MPs in the whole of history. I'm number 416 (by election date and swearing in order) of a grand total of 450 women MPs so far and only one Prime Minister! In Edinburgh things are more balanced, a third of the members of the Scottish Parliament are female including Labour and Conservative party leaders and of course, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
We've come a long way but I think there's still a long way to go.
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